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From Our Editors
A lot has changed since the 1940 dedication ceremonies for the three formal ski trails at Winter Park Ski Area. Today, Winter Park Resort spans more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain on the west side of the Continental Divide, including 143 designated trails, 1,212 acres of off-piste terrain, and six terrain parks. The four mountain areas—Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Cirque, and Vasquez Ridge—feature 25 lifts, which carry skiers, snowboarders, and tubers over the more than 29 feet of snow that falls each year. The resort is now the alpine base for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, an outdoor therapeutic recreation agency for children and adults with disabilities. A slope-side village with lodging, restaurants, and shops is another recent addition, and the resort continually updates and develops trails in Trestle Bike Park for summertime adventures.
One thing that hasn't changed is the site's commitment to the environment. Building off grassroots employee initiatives launched decades earlier, the 2006 Connexion program focuses on eco-friendly practices such as an erosion-control plan and techniques for preserving the ice sculptures left by roving yeti artists.